Tuesday, March 8, 2011

peas love happiness. . .and cake.

Hi, my name is Laura and I have a sugar addiction.  I feel like all of my posts have been about CAKE lately.  But today, I am balancing it out with some healthy (and adorable) vegetables. 
I have a giant cupcake in the oven right now - using this adorable GIANT cupcake pan.  I had to get a bit creative, because as I put in the 2nd of 3 eggs, I realized. . .I had no more eggs.  But thanks to Google, I found out that bananas can be a decent substitute for eggs in a cake.  Who knew!? So, my giant chocolate cupcake has become a giant chocolate-banana cupcake, and I think it is actually going to be QUITE delish. Hooray!!!! (It can't hurt that I doctored it up with sour cream and pudding mix - also two amazing additions to boxed cake mix!)

Okay - now that I have educated you about cakes, let's talk VEGGIES.  I rarely go out and buy a new stamp set.  Seriously, hardly ever.  I have what I get from my lovely Close To My Heart consultant (AKA, my mama!) or what I get for an assignment, or CPS sponsorship, and that is IT.  Crafty supplies are rarely in the budget.  BUT when Kim Hughes opened up her new stamp company, Paper Smooches, I knew I was in serious trouble!!!!!  And when I saw the new vegetable stamp set - it HAD to be mine!!!! (I have a big collection of tomatoes, so I HAD to have that smiley tomato - but that's a story for another day.) 
The stamps came in the mail yesterday, and as soon as I got the boys in bed, I got to work!!!! Here is the first card I created!  I used darling Echo Park paper (Life Is Good) and the cutie-patootie peas, (which I paper-pieced of course!)

And now, HOPEFULLY the cake is ready to come out of the oven! (All those extra ingredients are causing it to take FOREVER to bake!) I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday! XOXO


Sue said...

Love this!

Give Peas A Chance!

Your cake sounds yummy. Please share how it turned out.

Mary Duffek said...

Oh my word....that is too stinkn' cute...seriously! Love, love, love the colors and paper piecing!

Blessed Ladybug said...

Very nice card thanks for sahring were og were did u get the stamp from..

Linda Beeson said...

Is that card CUTE!!! Love the colors and those cute little peas. How did that BIG cupcake turn out!?

Anonymous said...

Fun card Laura! I love your paper piecing ;)
Hope the cake was a success - you are making my mouth water just reading your post! Hugs, Ruth S

Basement Stamper said...

very cute, love the paper pieced pod.